Fukushima update: cracked fuel rods threaten meltdown

Photos from JAXA

After the Tsunami

01:00AM 15/3 Tepco confirms that the container was damaged at Fukushima Daiichi no. 2 reactor.

00:00 15/3 NHK reporting that steam is coming from the top of no.3 reactor and the roof of no 4 is damaged.

Satellite photographs from JAXA.


before the tsunami

23:30 14/3:- Third explosion just reported on the BBC at Fukushima-Daiichi nuclear plant. From Twitter @norishikata There was a blast at Unit 2 of Fukushima Daiichi at 6:10 this morning. Suppression pool seems to be damaged. Deputy Cabinet Secretary for Public Relations, Director of Global Communications at Prime Minister’s Office of Japan

Andy Coghlan and Michael Marshall at the journal ‘New Scientist’ report at 18:45 14/3 “The situation at Japan’s embattled Fukushima-Daiichi nuclear plant has grown worse. One of the plant’s four reactors is now close to meltdown, and while that’s bad, it’s not as apocalyptic as it might sound. New Scientist asked nuclear scientists to explain what has happened, and what the risks are.

First, “there is no possibility of a nuclear explosion,”


Loss of coolant at Fukushima Daiichi 2
BREAKING NEWS Serious damage to the reactor core of Fukushima Daiichi 2 seems likely after coolant was apparently lost for a period. Seawater is again being injected, but coolant level is unknown.
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